As Malaysia Election just around the corner, suddenly i stumble upon with very creative approach.
If you do notice, It’s hard to approach BN candidate as POLICE will use force to stop you, but you’re welcome when meet opposition party..hmm kind a strange.. but that’s Malaysia!!
WCI introduces ‘Mak Bedah’ to Malaysians
PETALING JAYA (Feb 24, 2008): Injecting a bit of idealism and humour into the general elections, Women’s Candidacy Initiative (WCI) formally introduced “Mak Bedah” to Malaysians today.
With a troupe of 30 supporters wearing T-shirts that read “We Are Shopping For A Real Candidate”, Mak Bedah went around the nomination centre for Petaling Jaya Selatan with a shopping cart, asking candidates for their response on WCI’s 10-point manifesto.
“If you want to buy a pair of shoes, you’re not going to let someone just give you a pair and let them tell you that it fits you. You need to shop for it,” explained said WCI representative Shanon Shah on why ‘Mak Bedah’ went ‘shopping.
“Mak Bedah” is WCI’s brainchild after Zaitun”Toni” Kassim who was supposed to stand as an independent candidate had to withdraw due to a para-typhoid attack on her liver.
“We’re doing this because people remember Toni when she ran in 1999, they remember her as someone with a great sense of humour,” said Shanon.
“Politics doesn’t have to be boring and humourless. The creative strategy is the way to get people interested in issues.”
A hypothetical Malay woman in her 40s, “Mak Bedah” is just like any other Malaysian who is curious about the candidates that will be representing her constituency.
“Mak Bedah is here to create awareness about our manifesto – a citizen’s manifesto. We are so used to listening about manifestos from political parties, now we want to make our needs known as voters,” he said.
In addition to Mak Bedah’s introduction to the public in MBPJ today, WCI also launched a music video titled “Democracy Back” on YouTube.